The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

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Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:08 am

Someone wrote an article about the Harry Potter (or as they call it: Hermione Granger) series.
It's somehow interesting, but I really don't know what to make of it:
http://globalcomment.com/2011/in-praise ... er-series/

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:10 am

:lol: What a clever way of poking fun out of the series.
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Postby meerkat » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:00 am

Well, I thought it was amusing, Stupid but amusing!
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Postby DaveC » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:29 am

That was kind of funny. :) It does make you wonder why Rowling didn't create a female lead.
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Postby Willem » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:37 am

Probably for the reason stated: boys don't like reading about female main characters. I know a Dutch children's author (female herself) who does the same for that reason.
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Postby deldaisy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:38 pm

:lol: :lol: I liked that. My oldest was a Harry Potter fan BIG TIME! (shades of obsession). We used to talk about Hermione always bailing Harry out. But then she was an overachiever at school too.... so.

Then again.... Penny was always getting Inspector Gadget out of the poo too.

Other examples?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:49 pm

My favourite character from the books was Luna. It's a shame there wasn't more about her in there. :D
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Postby meerkat » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:56 pm

I liked Neville. I wanted to know his exam results cos he got to be Profeeser of Herbology! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:14 pm

meerkat wrote:I liked Neville. I wanted to know his exam results cos he got to be Profeeser of Herbology! :lol:
Oh yes, I'd forgotten Neville! I liked him as well. :D
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Postby Willem » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:11 am

One more for the Neville camp. There used to be a theory that he was the actual chosen one, and that Gandalf, sorry, Dumbledore, was using Harry as a decoy. I would've loved that :)
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:44 am

Girls don't buy books??? All the books-eating readers I know are females!
At the moment I can't think of a single man I know that loves reading books.. :?

Hiding her own gender using only the initials... you know, it's the first time I think of it like that. I've always known who she was, so never paid attention to it.
I remember a woman did the same thing when she was writing for Star Trek:TOS, using her initials to hide that she was a woman from the public who wouldn't accept sciencefiction from a woman!
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:46 am

CrysaniaMajere wrote:
I remember a woman did the same thing when she was writing for Star Trek:TOS, using her initials to hide that she was a woman from the public who wouldn't accept sciencefiction from a woman!
There's an episode of Deep Space Nine (Far Beyond The Stars) that covers this problem. They have a woman writing for a pulp Sci-Fi magazine using her initials to hide her gender and a black man writing about a black captain of a space station and his story being refused because it would be unbelievable to white people. :roll:
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:50 am

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CrysaniaMajere wrote:
I remember a woman did the same thing when she was writing for Star Trek:TOS, using her initials to hide that she was a woman from the public who wouldn't accept sciencefiction from a woman!
There's an episode of Deep Space Nine (Far Beyond The Stars) that covers this problem. They have a woman writing for a pulp Sci-Fi magazine using her initials to hide her gender and a black man writing about a black captain of a space station and his story being refused because it would be unbelievable to white people. :roll:

Yeah, I remember that one too. Nice episode, where you could see all actors' real face, what's under the alien mask :P
I was referring to D.C. Fontana, who wrote some of the early episodes. She's actually Dorothy Catherine, and now i've seen her in some "star trek special", but at the time, she had to use that 'trick'. And the sad thing is that is not all men's fault, but mostly other women's . :evil:
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Postby Temple_maiden » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:44 pm

Well in the past it was common for a woman to write under a male pen name as women would not be accepted as serious writers as everyone knew women had no brains.

Famous examples include:
George Eliot - real name, Mary Anne Evans
Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, who we now know as Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë
A M Barnard - Louisa May Alcott
Marion Zimmer Bradley had four pen names, three of which were male
George Sand - famous for being Chopin's mistress - real name Amantine Dupin
. . . and I'm all like, "I wrote a book, innit," and they're all like, "Well where can we get it," and I'm all like, "Here . . ."
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:51 am

All the angry comments made me laugh. People can't take a joke :(
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